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Agenda Overview


DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014


 

08.30 Registration & coffee; Exhibitions opens

 

09.30 Welcome & opening remarks

Henry Hely Hutchinson, Managing Director, Coaltrans Conferences Limited

 

SESSION 1: GOVERNMENT KEYNOTES

 

09.35 Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Jacek Jezierski, Supervisory board, Prairie Downs Metals Ltd.; previously Deputy Minister in the Republic of Poland’s Ministry of Environment

 

09.45 Potential of the Polish hard coal industry

Janusz Olszowski, President, Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GIPH)

 

10.05 The role of lignite in the Polish economy

• Brown coal deposits in Poland and in Europe,

• Previous mining of lignite,

• Reclamation of mining in coal mines in Poland and Europe

• Scenarios for the development of brown coal in the first half of the twenty-first century

• Issues with the optimal development of the mining and energy based on brown coal in Poland and Europe

Prof. Zbigniew Kasztelewicz, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza

 

10.25 Questions & Answers

 

10.35 Networking refreshment break


SESSION 2: INDUSTRY KEYNOTES

 

11.10 Chair’s opening remarks

 

11.20 Producing coking coal in Poland

• How does Polish coking coal supply fit in globally?

• What are the key opportunities and challenges Polish coking coal producers facing?

• How is the global market dynamic impacting the Polish coking coal industry?

Grzegorz Czornik, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trade, Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA

 

11.40 Thermal coal production in Poland

• Mining near the Czech border with a rich mining tradition

• Sustainable production of coal

• Addressing current operational challenges

Michal Heřman, Chairman of the Board, PG SILESIA

 

12.00 Questions & Answers

 

12.10 Networking lunch

 

SESSION 3: POLAND IN CONTEXT

 

13.35 Chair’s opening remarks

Steve Rank, Senior Trade Commissioner and Counsellor, Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)

 

13.40 Polish coal imports - Russia's dominant position

• Update on Russian imports in 2013 and forecast for 2014

• Competitive advantage of Russian coal – trading dynamics

• Overcoming infrastructure restrictions to diversify coal sales

Piotr Matuszak, President of the Management Board, KTK Polska Sp. z o. o.

14.00 Poland in an international context

• Opportunities as a coal supplier to domestic, regional and international markets

• Mining finance in an international context

• Applying international standards to a Polish project

Benjamin Stoikovich, Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Downs Metals Ltd.

 

14.20 Connecting Russia to Poland

• Overcoming inland bottlenecks – improving the weaker connectivity points and key role of Port Handlowy Świnoujście (PHŚ)

• Overview of current rail expansion plans - Termianal Masowy PHŚ today and tomorrow

• Implementing efficient linkages to Russian rail systems

Łukasz Przyszlak, Trade and Marketing Director, Port Handlowy Świnoujście Sp. z o.o.

 

14.40 Improving Polish railroad connections

• Fleet/rolling stock and transport technology

• Mine and energy savings using modern technology railway transport

• Coal railway transport in cooperation with mines – why coal producers should be responsible for transport

• Necessary changes in PKP PLK infrastructure to increase shipment efficiency

Konstantin Skorik, President, Freightliner PL Sp. z o.o

 

15.00 Questions & Answers

 

15.10 Networking refreshment break

 

SESSION 4: LONG TERM OUTLOOK FOR POLISH COAL DEVELOPMENTS

 

15.40 Chair’s opening remarks

Bart Laureys, Director, SEA-Invest

 

15.45 Coal fired power plant perspective on legislation

• What time frame to work with Poland/EU?

• Possibilities for co-firing with biomass

• Impact of emission regulation on demand and coal qualities

Adam Bocheński, Chief Executive Officer, EDF Paliwa

 

16.05 Looking ahead – Future for Polish coal fired power

• Strategy for a sustainable future for power

• Lowering environmental footprint while increasing flexibility and reliability

• How can Poland generate 'clean' power into the future?

Miroslaw Kowalik, Country Sales Director, ALSTOM POWER Sp. z o. o.

16.25 Examining the new perspective on coal import/export dynamics

• Opening up the new port and expected changes to regional trading dynamics

• Taking advantage of the increased stockpile facilities and blending facilities

Jacek Klimczak, President, Port Północny Sp. z o. o.

 

16.45 Questions & Answers

 

17.00 Close of day one

 

17.10 – 19.10 Networking evening reception

Please join us for evening networking drinks at InAzia, level 1 of the Sheraton Sopot Hotel, and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bay of Gdansk and the longest wooden pier in Europe.

 

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 20TH MARCH 2014

 

09.00 Welcome coffee

 

09.30 Opening remarks

Margaux Klein, Conference Producer, Coaltrans Conferences Limited

 

SESSION 5: REGULATORY AND PRODUCTION CONSIDERATIONS FOR POLAND’S COAL SECTOR

 

09.35 Chair’s opening remarks

 

09.45 Coal in the EU - Myths and reality

Bogdan Janicki, Senior Advisor, Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP)

 

10.05 Role of sized coal in the Polish energy market

• Changes in regulation and impact

• Logistics of sized coal import/exports

Łukasz Horbacz, Managing Director, SAM-BUD-ROL sp. z o.o. sp. k.

 

10.25 Questions & Answers

 

10.35 Networking refreshment break


SESSION 6: FOCUS ON METALLURGICAL COAL

 

11.05 Chair’s opening remarks

Jacek Rozek, Sales and Marketing Director, WEGLOHUT SJ

 

11.15 Overview of the Polish coke production

• Challenges and solutions to remaining competitive

• Poland’s position in the international coke market

• Creating the right coke blend

Marta Jarno, Director – Market Analysis Department, Polski Koks S. A.

 

11.35 Competitiveness of steel in Poland – in partnership with coal

• Coal sourcing strategy for sustainable steel

• Balancing diminishing internal demand for steel products and increasing energy and material prices

• Growth prospects of the sector for 2014

Miroslaw Matyka, Director of Governmental Affairs, ArcelorMittal Poland

 

11.55 Questions & Answers

 

12.05 Networking refreshment lunch

 

SESSION 7: LOOKING AHEAD – POTENTIAL FOR THE POLISH COAL INDUSTRY

 

13.35 Chair’s opening remarks

Marcin Szpak, Director Investment Center, Energa S.A.

 

13.40 Exploring Poland’s untapped reserves

• Exploring the Lublin and Eastern border reserves

• Coal qualities and specificities of Polish hard coal

• Purchasing old coal mines vs. exploration process

Robin Dean, Technical Advisor, Wardell Armstrong International Ltd.

14.00 Importance of a coal index in Polish market

• Current market picture of coal trading in Poland

• Taking Poland global - Scope of an index in the Polish market

• Potential benefits of using an index - producers, end users, traders and financial institutions

Anish Saraf, Chief Executive Officer, Polcoaldex

 

14.20 Financing a coal project

• Considerations when looking to invest in a brown field coal project

• Appetite from capital markets for junior projects in risk-adverse environment

• Alternative options for capital raising

• Establishing local partnerships

Ingo Hofmaier, Director, Strand Partners Ltd.

 

14.40 Considerations when listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

• Benefits of listing on the WSE

• Raising capital for different maturity of projects

• Taking advantage of the wave of IPOs as an investor

Robert Kwiatkowski, Deputy Director, Business Development Department, Warsaw Stock Exchange

 

15.20 Closing remarks

 

15.30 Close of conference

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